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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U1167


Kalends of Jan. on 1st feria, 7th of the moon, A.D. 1167.


Muircertach, son of Lagmand Ua Duibhdirma, king of Fordruim, tower of principality of all the North of Ireland, was killed in treachery by Donnchadh Ua Duibdirma and by the Bretach in the centre of Maghbile and two sons of his were killed on the morrow and a son was blinded.


A hosting by Ruaidhri Ua Concobair with the nobles of Ireland about him to Ard-Macha. From this [they marched] to Belach-grene and from this to Fernach-na-mebhla, until the Cenel-Eogain collected a fighting force around Niall Mac Lochlainn, to deliver a camp attack upon the men of Ireland. Howbeit, God prevented that, through the benediction of Patrick and through the felicity of Ruaidhri Ua Concobair and of the Men of Ireland likewise. For [lit., so that] the Cenel-Eogain closed around a sallow brake that appeared like the [opposing] forces, so that each [of them] proceeded to slaughter the other there, except that persons were not killed. So the hosts after that proceeded under Ua Conchobair to go to pillage and burn Tir-Eogain, until some


of the Cenel-Eogain came into his house and gave hostages to him. And they went after that, through the length of Fir-Manach and to Ess-ruadh, safe to their home[s].


Mael-Michel Mac Doithechain, eminent priest and lector in Ard-Macha, felicitously finished his life.


Muiredhach Mac Canai was killed by the sons of Mac Lochlainn in reparation to Patrick and the Staff of Jesus, by direction of his own kinsmen.


(Uatu Ua Conchenaind, king of Ui-Diarmata, dies a cleric.


Diarmait Mac Murchadha came from over sea this year.


Toirrdelbach Ua Briain died this year.)